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  09 September 2013
3Delight for Softimage 4 released

DNA Research announces the release of 3Delight for Softimage 4.0, a major evolution of our fully integrated renderer for Autodesk® Softimage 3D animation software for visual effects and games production. Building on top of an already solid base, this new version introduces a new, blazingly fast, path tracing technology which allows for real time re-lighting operations. Combined with a simplified workflow, new physically plausible materials and many additional features, including multi-channel EXR support, polygonal aperture for depth of field, new -sharper- subsurface algorithm and an easy procedure to add custom materials.

Release Notes

Highlights of 3Delight for Softimage 4.0
New Path Tracing Technology - Alongside our production-proven REYES technology, we now provide a new exceptionally fast path tracing rendering technology. The algorithm allows for extremely fast multi-bounce global illumination as well much improved performance on high-complexity scenes.

Re-lighting - Modifications to lights, materials and cameras are immediately visible in the render region. Progressive rendering allows for rapid iterations for lighting artists and for look development.

Performance - This new version is at least ten times faster than previous releases. Memory consumption has been greatly reduced and 3Delight for Softimage is much more responsive overall.

Physically Plausible Materials - We include easy to use and physically plausible materials along with this release. The materials can simulate a large variety of surfaces, including coated surfaces, skin, glass and surfaces with subsurface scattering. A minimal set of parameters still allow the modeling of a variety of different materials while staying very artist-friendly.

High-end quality, speed and robustness - Built on top of a production proven and pioneering render engine, 3Delight for Softimage will bring years of film rendering experience to VFX studios.

More details about 3Delight for Softimage 4.0 are available at the Overview and Features pages from the 3Delight website.

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Quote: The downloaded software comes with one full license for free with no restriction for commercial use and is not time limited. A maximum of one free license is available per customer. This free version has all the features and is only limited in performance by using a maximum of 4 cores during rendering. Which means on computers with more than 4 cores, the software will not use all the computing power available.
  09 September 2013
Great news! Going to try it out for myself tonight.


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  09 September 2013
What versions of Softimage does it work with? Currently listed on the site is 7, 2010, and 2011.5...

We're up to 2014 right now.

Eric T.
Eric Thivierge
  09 September 2013
Quote: What versions of Softimage does it work with? Currently listed on the site is 7, 2010, and 2011.5...

In the download page you'll find the 3Delight for "Softimage 2011.5 to 2014" package.
  09 September 2013
Oh right... sorry. Would help if I read the download links thoroughly...
Eric Thivierge
  10 October 2013
The Maya version has been released as well.
  10 October 2013
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